Welcome to Paradise, a sleepy, backwater town in the mountains of Southeastern Arizona where police chief Luke Hollis is perfectly content to concentrate on nothing but issuing the occasional speeding ticket. Well that and working up the nerve to approach his dispatcher, Ruby Brooks, for a date.
When an unexplained healing occurs during a service at the Mount Moriah Pentecostal Church of God, Hollis finds his simple belief system challenged and his life changed forever. Throw in a struggling minister, a world-class grifter, and a stranger with an unbelievable story of love and redemption and the stage is set for The Miracle Man. By the time it's all over everyone involved will come face to face with a power that's greater and more wonderful than any of them could have ever imagined.
Selah Awards Finalist
Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations or strong language. May also contain content of an inspirational nature.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not enough superlatives. This is the best debut novel I've read in many years (and I read about 30 novels a year). Likable, quirky characters you want to get to know, from the simple deputy sheriff to the charlatan preacher to a supporting caste extraordinaire. Storm is a master at setting with precise details that make you right at home in 1950s Smalltown, U.S.A, from the sheriff's office to Shorty's cafe.. He's a true wordsmith with period details, from Hank Williams and Patsy Cline references to bubbling coffee percolators. His writing style is at times mesmerizing. Hope he's planning more!
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this story set in a small town. In a gripping yet humorous way the author reveals significant truths through the lives of ordinary, and some not so ordinary, people. The well written dialogue keeps the story moving at a fast pace and the setting was so vividly described I could feel the desert breeze on my skin. I look forward to seeing what this author does next and read his blog for more after turning the last page!